8 Apr 2000 wichert   » (Master)

Just traveling
I'm not doing much today except packing up and spending long hours flying to Canada.. with some luck I might catch up on some strace work during the flight, but I'm not betting on that. Those seats are just too cramped to be able to use a laptop. Perhaps catching up on sleep is a better plan, I could sure use it.

Okay, the rest is actually yesterdays entry but I didn't submit it then..

Not my day..
This day just started out wrong.. it started by discovering that the people from the Linux Expo in Montreal apparently managed to mess up my hotel reservation and only booked me for half the week. At least that's what it says on the flight plan I received yesterday.. I fired an email off to them so lets hope it gets sorted out quickly. Then someone told me about the OpenNMS project which seems to be doing the exact same thing as the Little Brother project I have been working on for Cistron. Their project looks interesting, but there doesn't seem to be any code or detailed info beyond some marketing-speak. I think I'll just pretend I don't know about them and finish Little Brother :). I should probably put the code for that online somewhere before someone will accuse me of doing the same thing..

Debian on the move
Interesting stuff is happening on the Debian-frontend it seems. IBM and Alcove released a press release which mentioned that Debian is now the market leader with 27%. It doesn't list which market or where that figure comes from though, and the only similar number I can find is the result from a slashdot poll. Weird things are happening when the blue giant needs to rely on the reliable results of a slashdot poll..

I'm really happy with the current porting efforts as well, it seems that our mips port is progressing nicely (thanks to Florian Lohoff and Guido Guenther), so hopefully I'll get my new indy to do something useful soon. I also heard that the PuffinGroup (not part of LinuxCare decided to make Debian their official PARISC port. Expect some cool things coming from there! And finally tausq mentioned he build dpkg for ia64. Now if I could only get my hands on an ia64 to actually see that..

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